Professors Quotes

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William W. Purkey
“A Student is the most important person ever in this school...in person, on the telephone, or by mail.
A Student is not dependent on us...we are dependent on the Student.
A Student is not an interruption of our work..the Studenti s the purpose of it. We are not doing a favor by serving the Student...the Student is doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to do so.
A Student is a person who brings us his or her desire to learn. It is our job to handle each Student in a manner which is beneficial to the Student and ourselves.”
William W. Purkey, Becoming an Invitational Leader

Tomas Schuman
“[T]he useful idiots, the leftists who are idealistically believing in the beauty of the Soviet socialist or Communist or whatever system, when they get disillusioned, they become the worst enemies. That’s why my KGB instructors specifically made the point: never bother with leftists. Forget about these political prostitutes. Aim higher. [...] They serve a purpose only at the stage of destabilization of a nation. For example, your leftists in the United States: all these professors and all these beautiful civil rights defenders. They are instrumental in the process of the subversion only to destabilize a nation. When their job is completed, they are not needed any more. They know too much. Some of them, when they get disillusioned, when they see that Marxist-Leninists come to power—obviously they get offended—they think that they will come to power. That will never happen, of course. They will be lined up against the wall and shot.”
Yuri Bezmenov

Michael Gruber
“Professors go batty too, perhaps more often than other people, although owing to their profession, their madness is less often remarked. ”
Michael Gruber, The Book of Air and Shadows

Stephan Pastis
“When I was at the University of California at Berkeley, I went to some classes that must have had more than four hundred students in them. I almost always sat in the far back of the auditorium so I could read the newspaper. I remember that I stayed late one day to ask the professor a question, and when I got up to him, all I could think to myself was, 'So this is what the professor looks like.”
Stephan Pastis, Pearls Sells Out: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury

Eraldo Banovac
“A great professor considers his student's success as a reflection of his own. He will not remain indifferent in the case of continuous poor exam results, but will do as much as possible to overcome such a situation.”
Eraldo Banovac

Justina Ireland
“We ain't supposed to carry firearms when traveling into town but I'm always ready for someone to try and take a bite outta me, especially at the university. Everyone knows that academics are the most ruthless cutthroats around.”
Justina Ireland, Dread Nation

Slavoj Žižek
“I mostly considered my professors idiots.”
Slavoj Žižek

Gail Carriger
“She might recommend blowing up Big Ben and replacing it with a spun sugar poodle and Professor Meeld-Forrison would merely say, ”Mum-hum.”

Dimity Plumleigh-Teignmott.”
Gail Carriger, Defy or Defend

Gregory Benford
“every professor secretly thinks that what the world needs is a good, solid lecture--from him, of course.”
Gregory Benford, Foundation's Fear

Richie Norton
“Intellect without implementation is ignorance, not intelligence.”
Richie Norton

A.E. Samaan
“Political scientists and professors are the new clergy; the clergy of oppression.”
A.E. Samaan

James C. Dobson
“That’s why we must continue to support godly men and women who have dedicated their lives to Christian principles and to continuing those ideas in our offspring. Professors’ worldviews influence whatever they teach, from humanities to basic sciences, and what they think about God cannot be hidden from their students.”
James C. Dobson, Life on the Edge: The Next Generation's Guide to a Meaningful Future

Robin Sacredfire
“It should be obvious but I’ve never met anyone that is able to perceive incompetent managers and lack of corporate integrity as the main causes for incompetent workers and poor results in productivity. And by the way, the exact same principles apply to Universities, but I've also never met students capable of questioning their teachers as they should, or teachers that aren't afraid to be questioned regarding their own integrity. It's really easy to talk bullshit in a classroom using social status, certificates and books as backbone for credibility but hard to face accountability for the words one vomits out of his brain without ever trying to digest them with a stomach for confrontation with realism. If anything useful I learned in college, as both student and lecturer, is that my teachers and coworkers were a bunch of arrogant cocksuckers feeding on the illusion that their reputation makes them who they are. Their self-delusion makes them pathetic. And the only thing they ever produced were pathetic students.”
Robin Sacredfire

Eraldo Banovac
“The following factors define a successful lecturer: knowing the topic of the lecture very well, being well-prepared for the lecture, speaking fluently and clearly, and last but not least – showing a genuine enthusiasm for the subject which attracts students’ attention.”
Eraldo Banovac

Vera Brittain
“Judging from my experience as a graduate of one
university and the wife of a professor attached to another, it does seem to me that academic life in any country tends to make both men and women narrow, censorious and self-important. My husband I believe to be among the excep-
tions, but one or two of his young donnish contemporaries have been responsible for some of the worst exhibitions of bad manners that I have ever encountered. Apparently most dons grow out of this contemptuous brusqueness as the years go by ; elderly professors, though often disapproving, are almost always punctilious. On the whole I have found American dons politer than English, and those from provincial universities more courteous than the Oxford and Cambridge variety.”
Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth

Arthur Schopenhauer
“In order not to judge unfairly one ought also to settle definitely one's expectations from this [our] point of view, and to regard, for example, even learned men, since as a rule they have become so only by the force of outward circumstances, primarily as men whom nature really intended to be tillers of the soil; indeed even professors of philosophy ought to be estimated according to this standard, and then their achievements will be found to come up to all fair expectations.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Idea, Vol. 3

Marina Dyachenko
“Apparently, unlike Portnov, not all of the professors here had manners worthy of the Spanish Inquisition.”
Marina Dyachenko, Vita Nostra

Steven Magee
“Having studied university campus cell phone radiation, I now understand why I have found university professors to be a strange group of characters.”
Steven Magee

Seanan McGuire
“She doesn't really understand the difference between teachers and professors, except that professors know so much more than teachers. Professors are like wizards: they create the universe.”
Seanan McGuire

Steven Magee
“University professors are one of the most 5G irradiated professions.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“You would think that university professors would be wise not to blatantly shaft their geniuses.”
Steven Magee

“Being a Professor is like maintaining a charnel house, many are under your study but nobody is ready to hark”
P.S. Jagadeesh Kumar

Karl Kristian Flores
“A classroom with twenty students and one teacher
Has twenty-one students and twenty one-teachers.”
Karl Kristian Flores, Can I Tell You Something?

“The meeting is being called to discuss a division in our department caused by two Marxist professors who are supposedly trying to turn our proposed graduate program into a 'Critical Criminology' program. For those of you who don't know 'critical' is a code word for 'communist'.”
Mike Adams

H.G. Wells
“I cannot consider anything. Professors in this College are machines. The Regulations will not even let us recommend our students for appointments. I am a machine, and you have worked me. I have to do --”
H.G.Wells

“I remember one professor refusing to speak to me for several months after I published a column called 'The Campus Crusade Against Christ'.”
Mike Adams, Feminists Say the Darndest Things: A Politically Incorrect Professor Confronts "Womyn" on Campus

“No one else can be blamed for the failure of the education system than the education system itself, and in particular the education establishment, the Mandarin Elite. These people have made education painful and monstrous, not joyous and transformative. They have killed joy. They have turned education into the most boring undertaking possible rather than the most exciting. They should be fired en masse. Not a single one of them should be left to go on poisoning minds. There should be a total clearing out of the Mandarin class, and their total replacement by people who actually care about educating the people, rather than spouting tedious nonsense”
Joe Dixon, The Mandarin Effect: The Crisis of Meaning

Ben Shapiro
“... professors are ... intellectual terrorists. May they reap what they sow.”
Ben Shapiro, Brainwashed: How Universities Indoctrinate America's Youth

“The best teachers and professors I have known were named; Mistake, Fail, Blunder and then, Bloom; and the best of all, we called, Perseverance.”
RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo) – 1977

Karl Kristian Flores
“The problem with college students is that they come into university not knowing what they love, but are handed vocabulary and concepts about their chosen passion, which equips them with rich arguments and rich words that end up fooling people they love something when they are really just passionate about someone else’s passion. Sometimes, people use knowledge as a seat belt to strap themselves in a car that they weren’t supposed to be in. They hold onto mission statements or causes and regurgitate ideas with such great articulation that you (and they) could almost believe they really loved their careers.”
Karl Kristian Flores, The Goodbye Song

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